How One Teacher and Her Colleagues Use SBA Scores

By: Alisa Louie  This post was originally published on CORElaborateWA.org.  We have all of our students’ scores back for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) they took earlier this spring. In fact, we’ve had the scores...

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Why Standards and Assessments Matter to our Students

Today’s students are graduating into an exciting and demanding job market. Washington state is expected to have more than 700,000 job openings in the next five years—good news for high school students. A majority of...

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Lyon Terry: I Want My Kids to Have a Growth Mindset

Lyon Terry, a fourth-grade teacher at Lawton Elementary in Seattle, has a goal, not just for his students, but for all fourth graders in the state – which is certainly appropriate for the 2015 Washington...

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Rainier View Elementary: Preparing Kids for the Future

Rainier View Elementary in Seattle is one of the most diverse schools in Washington state. Led by Principal Anitra Pinchback-Jones, the school has excelled while embracing its college and career readiness mission. And Rainier View's...

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Top 3 Reasons to Take the Smarter Balanced Assessment

How can you make the most of your Smarter Balanced scores? Check out our top three reasons in the fact sheet below. The Opt In for Student Success contest encourages students to use their voices...

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What Students are Saying About the Smarter Balanced Assessment

Opt In for Student Success encourages students to use their voices to talk about a high-quality education and the value of assessments in preparing for education and training after high school, on the career pathway...

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